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Emergency lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Tacomamedicman13, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Dec 12, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    right. you need to splice the wig wag into the third brake wires. you could get the 2 outer bulbs to alternate with the middle one or all together but technically wouldnt be wig-wagging lol.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    <1 % tint, shorty antenna, gps,xm,rader, whelen light bar, chest box in bed, led 3rd break light, DOT red/ white tape down the side makes her stand out when clearing an intersection at night or parked on the side of the road, front skid plate and ex tip
    you guys are alot of help it means alot the only problem i got is i have no idea how to do all this haha im going to have to learn some how is it easy to do
     
  3. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    So dumb question... I've wired my off-road/aux lights before, so I kind of get the concept.

    But, to wire wig-wags or strobes in the E-flashers, is there a lot of difference in wiring? Special relays? What exacly would be needed to get them working?
     
  4. Dec 13, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    <1 % tint, shorty antenna, gps,xm,rader, whelen light bar, chest box in bed, led 3rd break light, DOT red/ white tape down the side makes her stand out when clearing an intersection at night or parked on the side of the road, front skid plate and ex tip
    Good question thats mine too how to go about all of this i need help lol!
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    when you buy like a whelen wig-wag flasher for example, that is everything u need. you run your power,switch,ground wires to it and then wire the wig-wag into whatever lights you choose like brake, reverse, turns whatever. google it and read the pdf. its easier than u think.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    LED'S are the best....a little more in $$$....but will last you a long time.....I got one in the windshield and love it
     
  7. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    yeah leds are the way to go they last forever and very low power drain off the battery and are way brighter
     
  8. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    can you put a lightbar on or are you limited to windshield only?
     
  9. Dec 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM
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    do you mean a light bar on top of the truck? i can but id rather keep it undercover looking and then hit it and have it light up im looking into running boards then put leds on there
     
  10. Dec 18, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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  11. Dec 18, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    Whelen CenCom Gold with 6 TR3's, 46'' LFL liberty & a Slim Lighter in the windshield. I still have 6 Vertex's to install. This set up works well for me!
     
  12. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    Would you share more information about how your Talon is mounted, please?


    Thanks
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  13. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Well finally figured out how I was going to run my lights I have been wondering for quite some time.

    Im getting a phantom undercover, red red for the front.

    Either the same for the back or 2-4 (6-8 inch) lights for the back glass.

    Then not sure on a siren but it will be 200watt so I can run 2 loudspeakers.

    Going to wire it all up, and put the siren/cb/light switches in the middle console.


    Ideas on that/advice/opinions?
     
  14. Dec 20, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    do you really need 2 speakers
     
  15. Dec 20, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    Do I NEED them?


    No, could they help?

    Yes.

    One high one low.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    I would get made fun of so bad if I showed up to the fire house with lights and a siren on my Tacoma. Not to mention my LT would prolly send me home. What ever happed to ridding the Big ass red truck? We don't allow POV's on scene anyway unless it is the BC rolling in his expedition.
     
  17. Dec 20, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    We run code to station, we are allowed to run code to the scene if we are driving by it.

    My theory on that is why stop if i have none of my gear and I have to stand there and wait for the big red truck?

    We do ride the big red fire truck, quicker we get to the station quicker we get to the scene.
     
  18. Dec 20, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    Yeah, it's all local. In California, I don't think I saw ANY private vehicles tricked out w/ lights. Certainly not sirens.

    Not sure how I feel about driving code in my POV... does your personal insurance cover you in an accident? Does the department you work for? Are you "qualified" in your vehicle? I mean, they typically make you do an EVOC course for the trucks and engines, right? Did you EVOC in your Tacoma? What 'standards' do you need on your vehicle to conform to local and state ordinances for an ''emergency vehicle'' if indeed you're allowed to run code to a call?
     
  19. Dec 20, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    Im not 100% certain on all those questions because I do not run code yet but I can tell you what I do know.

    I think our insurance does I will ask.

    We are qualified we have to take the EVOC course for the trucks and for our POV, it totals up to 12 hours I think it is. (for our basic)

    Our vehicles have to be checked out yearly I think they said, brakes, tires, all the components to make sure they are a safe vehicle.


    We dont just get lights and run we do through training. It also depends on the call we dont run code to station on every call.

    I have only seen one person actually go to the scene, they got there right after the engine, that was because they worked down the street. He had his gear in his car.
     
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    Im not making fun of anyone I want to make that clear. Its just different to me. Our vollie Departments are the only ones who do that here, but even still they have stations manned. When I am at home there is no way in hell someone is getting me to the station unless its time for OT :D But we run 24 hour shifts.
     
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